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Lakers' young core comforted by Magic Johnson calling them 'untouchable'

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – While some acknowledged being in awe of Magic Johnson’s presence, the young Lakers players were encouraged by his message.The Lakers technically have until Thursday’s trade deadline...
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Luke Walton, Lakers players conflicted about front-office changes

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – The conflicting emotions swirled around Luke Walton’s head as he tried to process feeling both a “little sad” and “excited.”The Lakers’ coach expressed sympathy over Lakers president...
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Whicker: Rebuilding in today's NBA takes more than Magic

OC Register (By MARK WHICKER) — “Bobby told Lucy the world ain’t round, drops off sharp at the edge of town. Lucy, you know the world must be flat, cause when people leave town they never come back.” – Hal KetchumKyrie Irving is...
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Lakers expected to hire Rob Pelinka as next general manager

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – For their next front office move, the Lakers plan to hire a man well known for his connection to Kobe Bryant.But after spending countless years negotiating contracts for Bryant and...
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Whicker: Drama peaks in L.A.'s best ongoing saga

OC Register (By MARK WHICKER) — First, the Lakers owe a major salute to Mitch Kupchak.Not the Kupchak who was shoehorned into the big chair with Jim Buss when the Lakers disastrously traded for Steve Nash and signed Dwight...
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Fryer: Lakers again hoping to benefit from Magic's touch

OC Register (By STEVE FRYER) — What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here …• Perhaps the timing of the Lakers’ firing of Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak speaks to what Magic Johnson thinks of the team’s roster. The NBA...
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Oram: Lakers' Jeanie Buss makes long-expected move to try to rescue organization

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — The Bellagio was quiet save for the industrial vacuum cleaner an employee pushed over the carpet. Across the casino, Jim Buss cut a solitary figure in front of an otherwise unattended bank of...
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Heisler: Lakers are now officially out of scapegoats

OC Register (By MARK HEISLER) — Laker apocalypse now ...So much for being a family-style organization, even if no one will lament Jim Buss’ departure and GM Mitch Kupchak was clearly in the crosshairs.Popular as these moves are...
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Lakers trade Lou Williams to Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer, first-round pick

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — The Lakers didn’t limit their changes to the front office on Tuesday. They also started making changes to their roster, too.The Lakers traded veteran guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for...
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Lakers' Magic Johnson plans to call shots, while pledging to 'empower' next GM

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – With Magic Johnson determined to run a fast break toward rebuilding his prized Lakers, he will face two questions that defined his Hall-of-Fame career.Will Johnson lead the Lakers by...
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Lakers' Magic Johnson to handle trade inquiries before NBA trade deadline Thursday

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — Not only will Magic Johnson call the shots as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, he also will be in charge of how the Lakers handle the NBA trade deadline Thursday.In an interview...
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Live updates: Lakers shake up the franchise, fire GM, demote Buss, elevate Magic Johnson

OC Register (STAFF) — The Los Angeles Lakers fired Mitch Kupchak, demoted Jim Buss and elevated Magic Johnson on Tuesday. Follow all the updates through the day here:
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Lakers fire GM Mitch Kupchak, put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LOS ANGELES – It took only 19 days for Lakers owner Jeanie Buss to elevate Magic Johnson’s role as an adviser to the president of basketball operations, a move that significantly shapes up the...
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Lakers have much to address before season ends

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — NBA All-Star breaks used to be a relaxing time for Luke Walton.As a player, Walton often vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to enjoy some sun and recharge in the middle of a physically taxing...
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Lakers at All-Star break: What's happened, what lies ahead?

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — LAKERS PRE-BREAK REVIEW KEY MOMENT: When the Lakers hired Luke Walton as their head coach, which has created both a positive working environment and team structure. Walton and the Lakers would...
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Final: Durant-Westbrook detente highlight of West's 192-182 win over East in NBA All-Star game

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — NEW ORLEANS – Détente started once Russell Westbrook passed to a former teammate he has refused to speak to for seven months.After catching the ball, Kevin Durant then set up on the block. He...
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Lakers' Nick Young cites nerves after falling out of first round in NBA 3-point shooting contest

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — NEW ORLEANS – Through the hot streaks and erratic slumps, Nick Young hardly ever seemed hesitant to shoot the basketball.But as he competed in the 3-point contest during All-Star weekend on...
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Heisler: Magic Era should feature splashing sound of Lakers tanking

OC Register (By MARK HEISLER) — Another lost season in Lakerdom ... please.Inexperienced as the new sheriff in town is, Magic Johnson is a quick study. It took 11 days from the day his involvement was announced for him to tell...
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Lakers' D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram determined to return to All-Star Weekend

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — NEW ORLEANS – It took only 30 seconds for Lakers second-year guard D’Angelo Russell to drain a 3-pointer. Forty-six seconds later, Lakers rookie forward Brandon Ingram buried a pull-up jumper.If...
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Resurgent under Luke Walton, Lakers' Nick Young ready for All-Star Weekend debut

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — NEW ORLEANS – In his own unique way, Lakers veteran Nick Young reflected on his resurgent season while mixing in some commentary on the turmoil of the past few years.When the NBA hosts its 3-point...
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Blog Articles

Beauty companies hustle to keep up with faster trends

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lauren Zumbach) — When reality TV star Kylie Jenner introduced her first cosmetics products to the Internet in late 2015, the Kylie Lip Kits — matte liquid lipstick and lip liner combos — sold out in minutes. ...
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Iran's president tries to defuse anger in an oil-rich province hit by dust storms, blackouts and protests

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ramin Mostaghim, Shashank Bengali) — Bidding to ease public anger over a mounting environmental crisis, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday visited an oil-rich southwestern province that has been crippled by sandstorms...
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Sen. Kamala Harris to visit Oroville Dam as work continues on damaged spillways

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Veronica Rocha) — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will tour Lake Oroville on Thursday as crews continue to repair the reservoir’s damaged spillways. “While touring the dam, I will be briefed on how this...
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Datebook: A sprawling desert biennial, African art that captures life's transitions, a key Mono-ha artist

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Carolina A. Miranda) — A new biennial in the desert. African art that captures moments of transition. And paintings inspired by the smell of rain and earth. Plus: a  Mono-ha artist, art that addresses fear and a...
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Boys' basketball: Open Division semifinal games will be streamed on FoxSportsGo.com

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — Friday's Southern Section Open Division semifinal basketball playoff games at Galen Center will be streamed live on FoxSportsGo.com. Bishop Montgomery will play Sierra Canyon at 7 p.m. ...
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Mexico is bracing for long battle with Trump administration, foreign minister tells lawmakers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Patrick J. McDonnell) — Mexico is preparing for a long “battle” with the administration  of President Trump, its foreign minister reportedly told lawmakers in private comments, adding that the country was prepared to...
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Homeland Security tried to downplay immigration raids as routine. Now Trump says they're unprecedented

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Michael A. Memoli) — Trump praises immigration raids as a 'military operation' Feb. 23, 2017, 10:21 a.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump says deportations are coming "at...
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What Trump's policy means for transgender students in California

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sonali Kohli) — The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it is dropping federal protections for transgender students , causing concern among LGBT advocates and students throughout the country. ...
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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw to start Cactus League opener

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Andy McCullough) — Clayton Kershaw will throw one inning in Saturday’s Cactus League opener for the Dodgers, Manager Dave Roberts said on Thursday morning. The team has lined up the rotation so Rich Hill will...
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Girls' basketball: Charisma Osborne's half-court shot

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — Sophomore Charisma Osborne of Windward has a long-range shooting touch, but her three-pointer in overtime against Santa Ana Mater Dei on Wednesday night was pretty impressive. She made her...
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Ricky Martin wants a daughter -- and 'the way we do babies,' he says, he can set that up

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Christie D'Zurilla) — Today in Entertainment: Rihanna named Harvard Humanitarian of the Year; Sinéad O'Connor apologizes for saying he gave Prince drugs Feb. 23, 2017, 9:55 a.m. With the Oscars around the corner and...
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Meet 'Moonlight's' Joi McMillon, the first black woman editor to receive an Oscar nomination

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Tre'vell Anderson) — When Joi McMillon was a junior in high school, she really wanted to be a journalist for the Orlando Sentinel. Even though her brother moved from Florida to Los Angeles to be an actor, being in...
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Popstar created scholarship program for Caribbean students and built new center to fight breast cancer in Barbados

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Makeda Easter) — Today in Entertainment: Rihanna named Harvard Humanitarian of the Year; Sinéad O'Connor apologizes for saying he gave Prince drugs Feb. 23, 2017, 9:55 a.m. With the Oscars around the corner and...
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Lisa Marie Presley ordered to pay Michael Lockwood's legal fees as divorce gets uglier

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Christie D'Zurilla) — Today in Entertainment: Will President Trump watch the Oscars? Feb. 23, 2017, 9:37 a.m. With the Oscars around the corner and much of Hollywood still focused on the twists and turns of the...
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Anti-Trump protesters are not obstructionists; they're patriots trying to prevent 'rotten compromise'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: Compromise as a means for pursuing our common interest is one thing; “rotten compromise” — Israeli philosopher Avishai Margalit’s term for compromise that reinforces inhumanity...
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Trump is making 'good citizens' live in fear of deportation. That's unjust.

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: Over the last 40 years, I have become acquainted with hundreds of undocumented immigrants. (“ As Trump immigration crackdown comes into focus, anxiety grows along with anger ,”...
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Along a Los Angeles freeway, the 101 Cider House rules

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Hillary Eaton) — L.A. has never been a cider city. Between the craft beer industry and wine country, Los Angeles County produces some exceptional alcohol but it’s never been the place you go to find good cider...
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Do it for slain Whittier Officer Keith Boyer: Build more prisons, keep criminals locked up

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: The shooting death of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer allegedly by a career criminal was not just senseless and avoidable, but also utterly predictable. (“ Police chief says...
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Fact-free hysteria on Russia fuels outrageous talk on Trump and Atty. Gen. Sessions

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: As a longtime subscriber, I very rarely agree with your left-wing editorials, let alone the commentaries or analysis pieces masquerading as news. But I found your editorial...
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Questioning Trump's mental health is not an insult to mentally ill people

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: As a person with first-hand experience of mental health issues, I do not feel insulted by the suggestion that President Trump may be mentally ill. (“ President Trump is a 'world...
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